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Accession Number PB2012-114322
Title New Measure in Cell Image Segmentation Data Analysis.
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 18p
Personal Author J. C. Wu J. T. Elliott M. Halter R. N. Kacker
Abstract Cell image segmentation (CIS) is critical for quantitative imaging in cytometric analyses. The data derived after segmentation can be used to infer cellular function. To evaluate CIS algorithms, first for dealing with comparisons of single cells treated as two-dimensional objects, a misclassification error rate (MER) is defined as a weighted sum of the false negative rate and the false positive rate. Then, all cells MERs are aggregated to constitute a new measure called the total error rate, which statistically takes account of the sizes of the cells in such a way that the weight on the result for an algorithm is higher if larger cells are not segmented correctly. This total error rate is used to measure the performance level of CIS algorithms. It was tested by applying ten CIS algorithms taken from the image processing toolkit ImageJ to 106 cells in our database. Furthermore, these cells with different sizes were manually segmented to be treated as the ground-truth cells. The test results were supported by the primitive pairwise comparison between two algorithms MERs on all cells.
Keywords Algorithms
Cell cultures
Cell image segmentation (CIS)
False negative rate
False positive rate
Image processing
Misclassification error rate (MER)
Total error rate

Source Agency National Institute of Standards and Technology
NTIS Subject Category 57F - Cytology, Genetics, & Molecular Biology
Corporate Author National Inst. of Standards and Technology (ITL), Gaithersburg, MD. Information Access Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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